Summer for Bentley students = internships. There is a misconception that interns do not do that much work. For reference, here is a meme posted on Reddit by @w007dchuck in r/Accounting:
Sometimes, because interns do usually have fewer responsibilities than full-time employees, interns can find themselves having a lot of downtime or maybe not enough to do. Here are some ideas on how to spice up your internship and heat up your responsibilities:
- See if you can spend some downtime getting mentorship!
- Do extra work for your current tasks.
- Improve your managers by adding in things or research that they did not ask for, making things look more professional, etc.
- Ask other interns or employees to weigh in on your work before your deadlines, if you and they have extra time on their hands. A second opinion can not only help your work be better but can help you build a bond with coworkers.
- Explore company resources.
- Many companies give interns access to things like LinkedIn Learning, which, if you don’t have tasks to do, is a great idea to explore. Working on your own professional development, while also becoming more familiar with your company and what it can offer employees is very beneficial for your long-term career path!